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  #1537606 21-Apr-2016 16:34
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Because road engineers spend other people's money.

 

Finch:

 

Can somebody explain why there is 5 sets of lights in basically the same place?

 

Is that a bit too many or am I missing something here?

 

I dont know why there are lights on the right hand side of the road, if it has nothing to do with turning into rimu st?

 





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  #1537632 21-Apr-2016 17:08
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Geektastic:

 

Why are there no zebra stripes on the road to mark the crossing?

 

 

 

 

Zebra stripes would indicate pedestrian have right of way, they don't in this case, they have to wait for the green man





 
 
 
 


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  #1537694 21-Apr-2016 18:51
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blackjack17:

 

Geektastic:

 

Why are there no zebra stripes on the road to mark the crossing?

 

 

 

 

Zebra stripes would indicate pedestrian have right of way, they don't in this case, they have to wait for the green man

 

 

Might be a Pelican crossing - or do we not have those here?






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  #1537746 21-Apr-2016 20:47
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I go through that intersection almost daily and make the right turn. The lights are for a controlled pedestrian crossing a few metres past the intersection, so the right turning traffic is free to proceed. Yes, it is a bit of a bonus for the cars turning right especially during the peak hours.

 

 

 

 


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  #1537766 21-Apr-2016 21:26
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kiwiharry:

I go through that intersection almost daily and make the right turn. The lights are for a controlled pedestrian crossing a few metres past the intersection, so the right turning traffic is free to proceed. Yes, it is a bit of a bonus for the cars turning right especially during the peak hours.


 


 



Apparently the locals wants the traffic lights there for the sole purpose of pedestrian crossing!
I passed that intersection once in a while as well, from both ways.

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  #1537775 21-Apr-2016 22:00
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evnafets:

 

From the perspective of the car wanting to turn right

 

If

 

- The light is green for going straight ahead

 

- and no red arrow prevents a right turn 

 

Then I believe: 

 

You may turn right, providing oncoming traffic is clear to let you do so. 

 

In the event of a steady stream of oncoming traffic you may move into the intersection (i.e. past the 'stop lines' marked for the traffic lights) 

 

You then wait in the middle of the intersection for oncoming traffic to clear, or get stopped at the light.  At which point you can complete your right turn.

 

In Auckland at least, this scenario is becoming less common as more and more intersections have red lights to prevent turning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very true, a while ago I had become so used to turning right under control of a traffic light.. I came across an intersection without a set of arrow lights, I was presented with a green and proceeded to turn right and inadvertently cut off a couple of cars going straight through in the opposite direction (they just honked their horns, there was enough room for me to make the turn fortunately). I didn't even consider that they would have a green light too!


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  #1537938 22-Apr-2016 09:57
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Alfie: ...When I stopped at the flash median .....the cars behind beeped at me and overtook me.

 

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Probably illegal on two counts.





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  #1537939 22-Apr-2016 09:59
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mclean:

 

Alfie: ...When I stopped at the flash median .....the cars behind beeped at me and overtook me.

 

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Probably illegal on two counts.

 

 

 

 

Happened to me, thenI realised that the lights are for the pedestrian crossing, and traffic going straight. It's a very misleading design. 

 

 


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  #1537959 22-Apr-2016 10:30
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Geektastic:

 

blackjack17:

 

Geektastic:

 

Why are there no zebra stripes on the road to mark the crossing?

 

 

 

 

Zebra stripes would indicate pedestrian have right of way, they don't in this case, they have to wait for the green man

 

 

Might be a Pelican crossing - or do we not have those here?

 

 

 

 

Had to look it up but it is a pelican crossing (light control pedestrian crossing)





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